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Title: Google search for MIT climate change
Description/subject: About 43,100,000 results (October 2018)
Language: English
Source/publisher: MIT via Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2018

Title: Google search results for Tun Lwin
Description/subject: About 649,000 results (May 2018) "Dr. Htun Lwin or Tun Lwin is a Burmese meteorologist.[1] He holds a PhD in Physics and has worked in Burma's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology since he was 17 years old in 1965 for 44 years until 2009 when he retired from his (then) position as Director General.[2] Dr Tun Lwin is a well-known, active "netizen" in Myanmar who operates a free, non-profit online service called Myanmar Climate Change Watch (MCCW). Through various social media platforms such as Facebook and his website, he primarily gives weather and climate updates as well as some posts and updates about his own personal life and opinions.[3] He has written numerous successful books on weather in Myanmar, works with local radio stations on weather-related segments and regularly writes articles on various topics not limited to just weather updates in Burmese magazines and newspaper journals. His book, The Girl Called La Niña and Articles about Natural Disasters, won the Science Knowledge Prize in the Thuta Swesone literary awards in 2007.[4] He also gives presentations at talks and seminars relating to climate change frequently both locally and internationally, in cities and villages in rural areas. On December 10–11, 2009, Lwin presented his 30-page paper at a seminar hosted by the International Centre for Water Hazard (ICHARM) in Tsukuba, Japan, stressing the importance of awareness of storms, tsunamis and flooding in delta regions and potential natural disaster preparedness strategies in the region.[5] In October 2010 he spoke to the Burmese media about the expected path of Cyclone Giri...." (Wikipedia)
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: www.via Google
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Date of entry/update: 01 May 2018

Title: Guy Mcpherson
Description/subject: "This blog focuses on the natural world, with a particular emphasis on the twin sides of our fossil-fuel addiction: (1) global climate change and (2) energy decline. Because these phenomena impact every aspect of life on Earth, specific topics range widely, and include philosophy, evolution, economics, humanity, politics, current events, and many aspects of the human condition. Guy McPherson’s website: http://ag.arizona.edu/~grm/ email: guy.r.mcpherson@gmail.com Skype: guy_mcpherson McPherson is on Facebook (personal page), Facebook again (“teacher” page, after reaching the Facebook-imposed limit on contacts), and Twitter. Nature Bats Last has a flickr account, too.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Guy MyPherson, University of Arizona
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Alternate URLs: http://ag.arizona.edu/~grm/
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2017

Title: James E. Hansen
Description/subject: Home | Communications | Presentations | Photos, Video & Audio | Scholarly Publications | Other Publications | CV | Blog
Author/creator: Dr. James E. Hansen
Language: English
Source/publisher: Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program Earth Institute Columbia University
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2016

Title: Kevin Anderson
Language: English
Source/publisher: Kevin Anderson
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/
Date of entry/update: 15 January 2017

Title: Paul Beckwith
Description/subject: "Well known and respected creator of entertaining and comprehensible videos of sometimes daunting subjects, especially in climate system science, meteorology (weather), oceanography and Earth Sciences at YouTube. Has a knack for explaining complex issues in easily understood language to the general public. Paul has been frequently called upon by fellow educators, activists, and concerned persons in the public and government (locally and nationally) to speak, narrate, expand in video, podcasts, and other interview formats such as panels, conferences, and events. Widely followed ‘influencer’ at Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for sharing significant resources and content in Earth Sciences, climate change and geo-engineering, to name but a few. Physicist, Engineer, and now a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa. He is in a Ph.D. program, with a focus on Abrupt Climate System Change (atmosphere, oceans, Arctic, methane…)...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Paul Beckwith
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2017

Title: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Description/subject: "PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. Researchers from the natural and social sciences work together to generate interdisciplinary insights and to provide society with sound information for decision making. The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling, computer simulation, and data integration."
Language: English, Deutsch, German
Source/publisher: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 April 2018

Title: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Description/subject: Mission Statement: "The Scripps mission is to seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2018

Title: Tyndall Centre
Description/subject: "We provide evidence to inform society’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon and climate resilient future. The Tyndall Centre is a network of universities bringing together researchers from the social and natural sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change. We work with leaders from the public and private sectors to promote informed decisions on mitigating and adapting to climate change. "Above all, we undertake robust and independent research to identify the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, and inform open and transparent decisions that best serve society"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Tyndall Centre
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 November 2017

Title: Wally Broecker's website
Description/subject: This site holds the full texts of a large number of Wally Broecker's papers, articles and books on climatology, oceanography etc.... "Broecker's areas of research include Pleistocene geochronology, radiocarbon dating and chemical oceanography, including oceanic mixing based on stable and radioisotope distribution. This includes research on the biogeochemical cycles of the element carbon and on the record of climate change contained in polar ice and ocean sediments. Broecker has authored over 450 journal articles and 10 books. He is perhaps best known for his discovery of the role played by the ocean in triggering the abrupt climate changes which punctuated glacial time, in particular the development and popularization of the idea of a global "conveyor belt" linking the circulation of the global ocean. However, his contributions stretch far beyond the "conveyor"; his work is the foundation of carbon cycle science, and his applications of radiocarbon to paleoceanography are landmarks in the field. His work with chemical tracers in the ocean is integral to modern chemical oceanography; indeed, his textbook "Tracers in the Sea", authored with Tsung-Hung Peng, is still cited in the contemporary literature 25 years after its publication. Broecker writes about his research, on mode changes in the thermohaline circulation: "We have clear evidence that different parts of the earth's climate system are linked in very subtle yet dramatic ways. The climate system has jumped from one mode of operation to another in the past. We are trying to understand how the earth's climate system is engineered, so we can understand what it takes to trigger mode switches. Until we do, we cannot make good predictions about future climate change." (Wikipedia)
Author/creator: Wally Broecker
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wally Broecker's website
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 November 2018

Title: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Description/subject: "Our Work The ocean is a vast and challenging place to work, but knowledge about the ocean is crucial to life on a changing planet. WHOI scientists and engineers travel the globe from land and the coasts to the deepest depths to tackle questions ranging from climate change to oil spills to ocean acidification. If there is no tool to do what needs to be done, we invent one; if there is no experimental method, we devise it. Because now more than ever, the ocean matters to us all...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2018

Individual Documents

Title: Jane Goodall on the Threat of Animal Agriculture, GOP Climate Change Denial & Why She’s a Vegetarian (video)
Date of publication: 14 January 2016
Description/subject: Jane Goodall is one of the world’s leading voices on the issue of climate change and protecting the environment. A renowned primatologist, Goodall is best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees and baboons. At the U.N. climate summit in Paris last month, Goodall talked Republican climate change denial, the link between diet and climate change, her hopes "to save the rainforests" from corruption and intensive farming, and how climate concerns drove her to be a vegetarian." video plus transcript
Language: English
Source/publisher: Democracy Now!
Format/size: Adobe Flash (12 Minutes)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2016

Title: Climate change in Myanmar: impacts and adaptation
Date of publication: December 2014
Description/subject: Abstract: "Myanmar is a Least Developed Nation, according to the UN, and therefore is highly vulnerable to the negative effects of a changing climate. To assess the relationship between Myanmar and climate change, this thesis analyzes projected impacts on the nation and its people, the current state of adaptation, and how Myanmar’s government has prepared. Projected impacts are viewed through the lens of the most recent IPCC reports and climate models, and discussed in relation to vulnerable areas in Burmese society and governance. This thesis concludes that Myanmar’s environment, people and society are at a significant risk; higher temperatures, altered precipitation rates, and higher sea levels will lead to reduced agriculture output, the spread of disease, and loss of habitable land. Though recent governmental action has laid the framework for suitable adaptation measures, slow progress in past decades has left Myanmar highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Myanmar’s next election is scheduled for 2015, and the emerging leaders have the opportunity to make significant progress in climate change adaptation. Cooperation between Myanmar’s new leaders and the international community could accelerate the nation’s adaptation efforts and result in significant progress on climate change preparedness projects."
Author/creator: Slagle, John T.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 May 2018

Title: Why I must speak out about climate change (video)
Date of publication: February 2012
Description/subject: "Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future."..... James Hansen Climatologist. "James Hansen has made key insights into our global climate — and inspired a generation of activists and scientists." 30 subtitle languages Help with subtitles View interactive transcript
Author/creator: James Hansen
Language: English (+ 30 subtitle languages)
Source/publisher: TED 2012
Format/size: Adobe Flash (17 minutes, 44 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 11 September 2016

Title: World on the Edge - How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
Date of publication: 2011
Description/subject: â€œWe can get rid of hunger, illiteracy, disease, and poverty, and we can restore the earth’s soils, forests, and fisheries. We can build a global community where the basic needs of all people are satisfied—a world that will allow us to think of ourselves as civilized.” –Lester R. Brown..... “Lester Brown tells us how to build a more just world and save the planet . . . in a practical, straightforward way. We should all heed his advice.” —President Bill Clinton... “. . . a far-reaching thinker.” —U.S. News & World Report “The best book on the environment I’ve ever read.” —Chris Swan, Financial Times “It’s exciting . . . a masterpiece!” —Ted Turner... “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable. . . ” —Katherine Salant, Washington Post “In tackling a host of pressing issues in a single book, Plan B 2.0 makes for an eye-opening read.” —Times Higher Education Supplement... “A great blueprint for combating climate change.” —Bryan Walsh, Time... "[Brown] lays out one of the most comprehensive set of solutions you can find in one place.” —Joseph Romm, Climate Progress... “. . . a highly readable and authoritative account of the problems we face from global warming to shrinking water resources, fisheries, forests, etc. The picture is very frightening. But the book also provides a way forward.” —Clare Short, British Member of Parliament...
Author/creator: Lester Brown
Language: English
Format/size: pdf (1MB-OBL version; 1.68MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_files/wotebook.pdf
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2012

Title: On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground
Date of publication: April 1896
Description/subject: Â£This photocopy was prepared by Robert A. Rohde for Global Warming Art (http://www.globalwarmingart.com/) from original printed material that is now in the public domain. Arrhenius’s paper is the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect (Sections I-IV) and to speculate about whether variations in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have contributed to long-term variations in climate (Section V). Throughout this paper, Arrhenius refers to carbon dioxide as “carbonic acid” in accordance with the convention at the time he was writing. Contrary to some misunderstandings, Arrhenius does not explicitly suggest in this paper that the burning of fossil fuels will cause global warming, though it is clear that he is aware that fossil fuels are a potentially significant source of carbon dioxide (page 270), and he does explicitly suggest this outcome in later work.£
Author/creator: Svante Arrhenius
Language: English
Source/publisher: Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science Series 5, Volume 41, April 1896, pages 237-276.
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 May 2018